A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Salina Cruz in Mexico. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 22.59 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000bh52. Unique identifier: us2000bh52. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -95.1051 West, latitude 15.9211 North, depth = 22.59 km. The temblor was picked up at 17:26:16 / 5:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 26/10/17 / 2017-10-26 23:26:16 / October 26, 2017 @ 11:26 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Francisco Ixhuatan, Jalapa, San Jerónimo Ixtepec (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Salina Cruz (c. 73 600 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Juchitán de Zaragoza (c. 67 600 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Santo Domingo Tehuantepec (c. 37 400 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from San Jerónimo Ixtepec (c. 23 200 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Unión Hidalgo (c. 12 700 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Las Amilpas (c. 8 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Mexico (c. 112 469 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days thirty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km SSE of Salina Cruz, Mexico.
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